| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Two former planning commissioners will face off in the race for the Newport Beach City Council seat for District 6.
Scott Peotter, who served on the commission from 2006 to 2010, announced his bid Tuesday for the seat, which is currently held by Nancy...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal to transform the city's Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library.
City staff are recommending that the council approve spending $75,000 to $100,000 to hire an architect to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Despite protests that the city of Newport Beach spent too much on its newly erected Civic Center, city officials are saying some respite may be in sight, especially in terms of energy savings.
The City Council recently received a one-time check for...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness.
Her sole focus: to paint.
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:03 PM
During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention.
World War II was over, and the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The revamped Balboa Village Theatre may resemble "a little more of a start-up" than a lavish performing arts center because of uncertainty over funding, the chief executive of its foundation said Monday.
Steve Beazley, who was tapped in September to lead...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Orange Coast College has undergone many transformations in its 65-year history — buildings have been demolished and remodeled and others have been built in their place — mostly without significant controversy.
However, as the college...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:21 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, after an underwhelming and predictable Costa Mesa City Council study session about the proposed charter, I left the Council Chambers and decided to take a quick stroll to the greenbelt across the street from the Police Station.
| May 3, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.
The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back." The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Costa Mesa High School athletics boosters weighed in Monday on a preliminary proposal for a revamped football and soccer field with an all-weather track around it.
School district planners are in the middle of a feasibility study considering what...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Architect and community activist Ron Hendrickson died at his home in Newport Beach last month after battling esophageal cancer. He was 85.
Hendrickson and his identical twin, Don, were born July 3, 1928, to Harvey and Sophia Hendrickson in Glendale. The...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...